Acephalgic or Silent Migraines - Migraines without Headache

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Many people ask if it's possible to have a Migraine without any pain or headache. The answer to that question is, "Yes."

Most people automatically think "headache" when they think about Migraine. For some people with Migraine, the headache of their Migraines is the worst symptom. For others, other symptoms can be more severe than the headache; and some people have Migraine attacks with no   headache at all.

When there is no headache, Migraine attacks are described as "silent" or "acephalgic." For more information on acephalgic Migraines, we offer you two options:

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© Teri Robert, 2013
Last updated October 16, 2013.